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The American Surveyor Vol.9 No.10
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Saturday, 17 November 2012 Table of Contents - The American Surveyor - Vol.9, No.10 2012 Cheves Media 1245
Saturday, 17 November 2012 Editorial: Intergeo and Breithaupt Marc Cheves, PS 1848
Saturday, 17 November 2012 The Tepusquet Boundary Survey—­Part 1 Justin Height, PS 3087
Saturday, 17 November 2012 Invar—The Breakthrough for a Low Expansion Alloy Jerry Penry, PS 4081
Saturday, 17 November 2012 Rendezvous 2012—Toward the Western Horizon C. Barton Crattie, LS, CFM 1971
Friday, 16 November 2012 Footsteps: Best Practices for Very Large Boundary Surveys—Coordinate Reference Systems Landon Blake, PS 3253
Friday, 16 November 2012 FeedBack Letters to the Editor 2146
Friday, 16 November 2012 Record Title—Part 2­: Land Record Systems Chuck Karayan, PS 2486
Friday, 16 November 2012 GIS Matters: mLSIS, a Mobile Land Surveyors Information System Rj Zimmer, PS 3446
 
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Editorial: Watchman on the Wall
In this issue we have Dick Elgin's open letter to NCEES which details why the proposals before us are bad ideas. We also have the NCEES response to my Fire Alarm editorial. Lately we've been asked why we are devoting so much coverage to the licensure experience requirement when many say ....
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Dick Elgin, PhD, PS, PE 
Open Letter: Regarding NCEES and Survey Licensing
I thank the Council for its many years of work assisting state boards, preparing exams and for generally advancing the surveying profession and contributing to protecting the public. Your stated missions are worthy. However, as stated in the Council's December, 2014 "Exchange," ....
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Wendy Lathrop
Vantage Point: When Flooding Leads to Creativity
Sometimes a disaster is the best wake up call and the prod that moves us forward from "same old, same old" practices. About 15 years ago, a colleague once noted ruefully that the best check of a Flood Insurance Rate Map's accuracy is to have a disaster: did the map predict the horizontal ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
The Curt Brown Chronicles: Similarity of New Zealand and U.S. Laws
Within the United States it is a well established fact that old possession can stand as a monument to the original lines as marked and surveyed by the original surveyor. Fences built soon after section lines were run might stand as proof as to where future the original lines were run, especially after ....
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Chad & Linda Erickson 
One-Room Schools, Aerial Photos, & Hokey Pokey Surveys
We found a blurb about the Idaho State School Board in the 1900's making the decree that sunlight coming over the left shoulder made the students more intelligent, or something like that, and all windows in one-room schools had to be moved ....
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Smith, Roman, Youngman 
Recent Activities at the National Geodetic Survey - Part 3 of 4
The advent and evolution of new technology such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) over the last thirty years has allowed NGS, other Federal, State and Local Agencies, and the Private Sector to determine geodetic positions with greater speed, better accuracy, and less ....
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Michael J. Pallamary, PS 
U.S. Supreme Court Introduces Confusion and Conflict
On December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued a decree in the hopes of settling a decades-old dispute over the location of California's offshore boundary, a line common with the United States of America. The conflict originated in 1946 ....
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Brynna King 
Tunnel Vision - Excavating Subsea Roadways
Workers who blast tunnels 290 meters below the ocean's surface have plenty of "what-ifs" to consider. Technology failures and project budgets shouldn't be among them. So contractors working on Norway's Ryfast tunnel megaproject are using ....
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 Mark Silver 
Geodetic Preppers - Surviving the Next OPUS Disaster
I don't have any inside knowledge if the US government is going to shut down again this year. But I do know if there is a shutdown like there was in October 2013 I am going to have a hard time grounding surveys without the National Geodetic Survey's OPUS products. One never knows what the ....
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Jason E. Foose, PS 
The HP 35s Calculator - A Field Surveyor's Companion: Part 6 - Curve Traverse
This program is a curve traverse routine based upon the traditional methods of laying out a curve with a transit and tape. I assure the users of radial layout equipment and GPS that using this program is 100% compatible ....
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David H. Widmer, PS 
Open Letter: Response to The Fire Alarm
The purpose of my letter is to dispute some information contained in your editorial mentioned above. First off, NCEES has absolutely nothing to do with any proposed legislation in Idaho to do away with experience prior to licensing. That goes against our three legged stool test of education ....
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